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    (Original post by Ilyusha)
    Are PPEists cliquey?
    Not at my college at least.
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    (Original post by josilaphina)
    You've raised my curiosity! Are english students cliquey? Also, do arts students tend to mix mainly with arts students or is there a whole blend of arts and sciences?
    The reason - or at least part of the reason - why Medicine students are "cliquey" is because they have a lot of centralised teaching. In other words, they spend a significant amount of their time learning in groups constituted by other Medicine students from other colleges. Therefore, not only do they get to know the other Medicine students from their college very well, but they have much more of a sense of the whole Oxford group of medics from their year. The only centralised contact time that English students have, on the other hand, is lectures, which aren't generally good for getting to know people in. Even then, the life of the English student is mostly spent holed up in a library somewhere reading, so many English students rarely even bother going to lectures. Therefore, it stands to reason that Medicine students are the most cliquey, and English students are amongst the least.
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    Medicine students also have some of the most inaccessible subject-talk (along with certain other sciences). At least in the case of history, English, PPE e.t.c. outsiders can generally have a go at understanding what's being discussed.
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    Ummmmmm, well this has gone off-topic... Unless any of you fancy being my friend as well :p:
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    (Original post by RosyAurora)
    Ummmmmm, well this has gone off-topic... Unless any of you fancy being my friend as well :p:
    When will you be in town? The Catholic Chaplaincy has a hot lunch at 1:45 p.m. M-F for only £2. It's open to everybody - you don't have to be Catholic - and it's the cheapest hot lunch in Oxford, almost always with enough for seconds. There's usually about a dozen people hanging out and chatting. There's also free pasta there at 7pm on Thurs. nights, and people usually hang out for about an hour and chat. It's on St Aldates, across from Christ Church Meadows.
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    (Original post by RosyAurora)
    Not a creepy request as it sounds, but I may be spending just short of a week in Oxford and I was wondering if there are nice, friendly groups who'd adopt me :p:

    I realise this will come across as being a bit weird, and I'll probably get no replies, but I told my boyfriend I'd ask, so here I am
    are you gonna bang doe?
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    (Original post by MSB)
    The reason - or at least part of the reason - why Medicine students are "cliquey" is because they have a lot of centralised teaching. In other words, they spend a significant amount of their time learning in groups constituted by other Medicine students from other colleges. Therefore, not only do they get to know the other Medicine students from their college very well, but they have much more of a sense of the whole Oxford group of medics from their year. The only centralised contact time that English students have, on the other hand, is lectures, which aren't generally good for getting to know people in. Even then, the life of the English student is mostly spent holed up in a library somewhere reading, so many English students rarely even bother going to lectures. Therefore, it stands to reason that Medicine students are the most cliquey, and English students are amongst the least.
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    Medicine students also have some of the most inaccessible subject-talk (along with certain other sciences). At least in the case of history, English, PPE e.t.c. outsiders can generally have a go at understanding what's being discussed.
    It has been pointed out to our group before that our steps walking to lectures are actually in synchrony :o: .

    We have also pretty much signed up for the same life as each-other and most of us will be in contact for 6 years at least, to be fair. I don't know why other subjects don't seem to socialise in lectures though - even us medics don't inherently just know each-other - you have to start somewhere...
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    It has been pointed out to our group before that our steps walking to lectures are actually in synchrony :o: .

    We have also pretty much signed up for the same life as each-other and most of us will be in contact for 6 years at least, to be fair. I don't know why other subjects don't seem to socialise in lectures though - even us medics don't inherently just know each-other - you have to start somewhere...
    I read somewhere that over 10% of each year's Oxford medics marry each other.
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    I read somewhere that over 10% of each year's Oxford medics marry each other.
    Yeah that wouldn't surprise me.
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    If you think about it, it's only 9-10 marriages, and I can think of two serious medic-medic Oxford couples off the top of my head.
    well - 7.5 per year.
 
 
 
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